Pierre Loti Union Square

4.6
141 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Named after the turn-of-the-century French novelist, Pierre Loti Union Square offers an extensive menu of European wines. French varietals dominate the offerings, but the selection includes a healthy mix of other regions and grapes (Austria, Italy, and even Turkey make appearances). There are daily pocket-friendly specials, and each pour comes with a little extra in a fancy carafe. The wine-friendly food menu includes an impressive choice of cheeses and small plates ranging from Mediterranean dips, salads and a delectable choice of chocolates for dessert. Vibe-wise, the ultra-dim lighting ensures the place stays rife with snuggly couples as well as groups of friends looking for an enjoyable night out.
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CarrieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating area they have created is lovely!

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PMitchell
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue and staff! We always have a great time

BP
vipBingPie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The good: Service was very friendly, but slow. Drinks were generous. Food was delicious. The bruschetta, baked Camembert and Turkish meatballs were favorites. Room was cute, cozy. A nice place for a date or an evening with friends.

The not-so-good: The AC was barely working and it was a super hot night. Apparently, their dishwasher didn’t show up because there were ever-growing piles of dirty dishes at the kitchen window next to our table. The selection of pâtés and several other items shown on their online menu was not available.

I would definitely try again, on a cooler evening.

CS
CatherineS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The mojito needs work! I'm sure there was enough alcohol in it,
but it needed much more mint, sugar, and I'm not sure they even used rum (?)
The Mushroom Truffle pizza is OUTSTANDING!!! But, it says $13 on the website,
and then we were charged $17 (!) The service is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

- The Panini, uncooked and not toasted, just go pick one up at Starbucks next time
- The Pizza, Digorno’s lesser know younger brother, pepperonis less spicy than whole milk
- The Red Pepper Pita, fire, good job.
- The Bruschetta, top notch but no one goes to dinner in 3s

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ArthurT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a relatively quiet place to enjoy a reunion with out of town friends. Pierre Loti offers an intimate, inviting atmosphere with terrific food and service. We will definitely return.

TB
vipThomB
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for a glass of wine and a light bite. The staff is really terrific and always very friendly and helpful. The outdoor covered patio is off the street - so no car traffic to deal with.

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DidiR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just not good - pita stale, service slow, food mediocre, more of a bar than a dining destination.

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ninalk
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was the perfect spot for drinks and pre-theatre bites. The service was attentive, the outdoor seating charming and comfortable and the food and drinks were of great quality and value. The indoor area looks like a wonderful spot for a post-theatre drink or meal or a cozy winter interlude.

JG
JillianG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance of this place. Made me forget I was in NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up and they didn’t have my reservation anywhere even though I confirmed. No table. Embarrassing to show up on a date and have this problem and annoying to not have them do anything about it.

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palatecleanser
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great date spot. Delicious wine, although would have preferred to know who the maker was, all they had was country and grape, nothing else. Food was good, not outstanding, but perfectly fine. I'd come back again.

SB
SandipB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very easy to reserve a table and good seating options indoor and outdoor

DM
DylanM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience2

The menu was not what they advertised on their website, had fewer options than they listed which was disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went with a group of three friends and we split two bottles of wine and ordered the baked Camembert, the bruschetta, the beet salad, and a few cheeses to share. Everything was pretty good and the heat lamps kept us from getting too cold. I wish our server could describe the wines a little bit better when we asked for his advice.

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AMNY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved this restaurant. The heaters kept us warm enough while we dined. The food was delicious, and the cocktails were fantastic. Wonderful service too! Will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We dined indoors; there was only one other couple in the interior of the restaurant. Many diners were seated outdoors. The mulled wine was very sweet - the server did their best to help us make it less sweet, but alas it remained saccharine and unpalatable. The bruschetta were loaded and a good deal in terms of volume.

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SharkF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drinks took a long time to get out, over priced, and server has an abysmal attitude.

HP
vipHaileyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Cute wine bar ambiance but would definitely benefit from a more extensive wine list. Food is quite alright but nothing to write home about, per se. Cozy spot to catch up with a friend over a drink but perhaps not a dinner destination

TK
vipTK719
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dining experience at Pierre Loti Union Square. They currently have a nice selection of tables both inside and outside. I chose to sit indoors - as the room is so beautiful. I started with two of the spreads - the classic hummus plus the red pepper version. Both were amazing. I then had the salmon served over salad - it was a generous portion and the fish was cooked to perfection. I finished with the chocolate plate, and my server even made me a cup of black tea. The prices were most reasonable and the service was outstanding.

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vipjay1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful little wine bar with excellent wine and food.
It typically has an outdoor area which has now been vastly expanded due to covid outdoor dining.

MO
vipMidnightOwl
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining set up on Irving Place. Highly recommend the mushroom truffle pizza. Nicely spaced tables and just a great ambience.

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vipPCha
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointing

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Too crowded and loud. Couldn't even speak during dinner.

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vipTony
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place! With lovely staff. I had a get together for my partner and was so impressed with the service, ambience, and vibe. We had a blast. The cheeses were incredible - and I highly recommend the espresso martini. Amazing! Will be back!!

MK
vipMKS10009
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a good, inexpensive place to meet up in the neighborhood. Nothing fancy, but the wine list is good and the staff is very nice. I went in early September, but it has a cozy feel that would be great in winter.

KT
KiaraT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would recommend Pierre Loti for after-work drinks or a meal. The Truffle Mushroom pizza that I ordered was burnt, but luckily it tasted good as long as I didn't eat the crust. The kale salad that my friend had was filling and a well portioned sized salad. They have a vast wine selection and outdoor seating making it a cute neighborhood gem. The service was a bit slow, but otherwise, it was a good quality night.

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vipRobert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great option for drinks and bites to eat, reasonably priced wine with indoor and outdoor seating. It's a straightforward and reliably consistent spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Go early. It is very noisy after 6 pm
Food is good and service is accommodating

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vipjykimillo
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great wine bar near Union Square. Great for a date or drinks with friends. They have a light menu.

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. I came back and will go again

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CatF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a mentor I had not seen in over a year. We sat outside and were able to catch up while enjoying a delicious meal. My friend had the menemen and manti and said it reminded her of her trip to Turkey. I had the caprese salad and mushroom truffle ravioli and would have it again. Cannot wait to go back. The server was super attentive and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They clearly did not reserve a 2-person table for me, as requested. But we ended up in the center of the room at a big wine barrel table that is probably meant for standing or larger groups. So, all good!

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TheatreFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

food was good, but too noisy. Service was efficient, and they tried to give us a quieter table (so we could hear each other) but it's too small a place to get away from other loud customers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I’ve been here before and have always enjoyed it. Went in last night and ordered a big charcuterie plate to start. Unfortunately half way through my boyfriend didn’t feel well so we asked to have it wrapped up and for the check. When we got home, I noticed they didn’t include the pita or the bread, just the meats and cheeses. Extremely disappointed bc that’s part of the meal I paid for and we also now had nothing to eat the meat and cheese with!

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SueyM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was lovely and my friends and I enjoyed delicious food and the wonderful wine recommendations. Would absolutely recommend and will be back again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Very very very loud.

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happyduck
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Convenient location, good selection of wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

A groups of us went there. We made a reservation and were told they could not honor it despite it being available on Open Table. They then sat us outside in a split group. It was not warm in the space, the food was okay, the service was inconsistent, and the price was much too high for the experience.

JD
JulienD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Wine list looked good on paper. We ended up going the Whiskey route though, and although the classic 12 yr's and blends were there, they didn't have many good options outside of that. We didn't try the cheese, but the food we got was medicore at best. Do not try the pizza lol.

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Pierre Loti Union Square is rated 4.6 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.